Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish


Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you will find it helpful. Whether you are a regular parishioner or a visitor we want you to know how welcome you are.  If you are visiting us from another part of the country, or from another parish in the Joliet diocese, or from another part of the world we want you to know that the priests and people of St. Francis of Assisi welcome you to our parish.  Please feel free to contact us for more information.


Yours in Christ
Fr. Herb Essig, Pastor


Religious Education


Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes September 2016.pdf
Parish Council Minutes October 2016.pdf
Parish Council Minutes November 2016.pdf
Parish Council Minutes January 2017.pdf
Parish Council Minutes February 2017.pdf



2017 - 2018 Religious Education Registraion


Dear Parents:

As our Religious Education classes come to an end for the summer, it’s time to plan for a new year.  Please read carefully the information on this page and keep it for future reference.  Take note of the class schedules.

  1. The class schedule options are:

Monday                4:30-5:40pm and 6:15-7:25pm

Tuesday               4:30-5:40pm and 6:15-7:25pm

Wednesday         4:30-5:40pm only

Saturday              8:30-9:40am

For children who are seven years old or older and have not had any prior religious education and are not baptized, we have a Children’s Christian Initiation class that meets on Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.   To enroll in this class it must be approved by the Director.

  1. A check for half (1/2) of the tuition, book and supply fees, and sacrament fees must accompany the registration.  (Manna does not cover the cost of the books or sacrament fees). Please note the change in fee structure.  Tuition is $250 for one child; $290 for two children and $330 for three or more children.  The sacrament fee for Reconciliation/First Communion is $35; there is also a $60 fee for Confirmation, which includes the robe, the retreat and other supplies.
  2. There are two (2) payment options.   Please choose one and note your choice on registration form.
    1. Full payment at registration.
    2. A monthly payment plan.
  3. You will need a Baptismal Certificate for a child making a sacrament, please send for it NOW.  You will then be able to enclose it with the sacrament form along with your registration form.
  4. If a child has a special health or learning need, please explain on the registration form.  This helps us with giving the best instruction in the classroom.
  5. We are also including a medical release form for emergencies that might happen during class time.  Be aware that we will be making very attempt to contact you during that time.  
  6. Remember that all previous fees and tuition must be paid before registration can be processed.    
  7. The registration forms are found on the parish web site at stfrancisbb.org.  Please return the registration by June 1st.  Please note that a late fee of $10.00 will be added to the registration, if received after July 14thBecause of the number of students and the resources of the parish anyone who registers late may not be accepted do to limited resources.   If a class is filled, you will be assigned to your second or third choice.

Please mail registration back to:

St. Francis of Assisi
Religious Education Office
1501 W. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

At the end of August, you will receive a letter via email confirming your registration with the day and time your child/children will be attending class.  At the time you will also receive a calendar telling when classes meet or do not meet and any parent meetings you might need to attend for children receiving sacraments.  .

Thank you for your prompt response!  Have a safe and happy summer.


Theresa Palicka
Director Faith Formation
St. Francis of Assisi Church
1501 W. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
(630) 759 - 7588 ext. 109


2017-2018 RE Registraion Form.pdf



Mass of Anointing

St. Francis parish is offering a special healing Mass of Anointing of the sick on Saturday August 12, 2017. Mass will begin at 11:00 AM.   The Mass of Anointing is offered for the sick and for seniors.  The anointing at Mass is a “conferral of special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of…illness…or age” (catechism).  A secondary conditional effect is healing of the body “when it is expedient for the soul’s salvation” (Council of Trent).  This Mass is an opportunity for the sick, for seniors, for caregivers and families to experience sacramental grace and comfort through anointing in the parish community setting.  The ancient tradition is meant to be a community celebration for the parish uniting with it anointed members.  A period of fellowship with a light luncheon will follow.

To obtain a count for the free luncheon please RSVP to the parish office at 630-759-7588 or to pastoralcare@stfrancisbb.org.











Monday: 7:30 P.M. Mass
Tuesday thru Saturday: 7:30 A.M. Mass
Saturday 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:15,10:00 & 11:45 A.M.
American Sign Language
interpreted Mass is offered at the
8:15 Mass every weekend.
Holy Day
Please call the Parish Office
for Mass times.

Sarament of Reconciliation
Saturday, 4:00 - 4:45 P.M., after weekday Mass, or by appointment.



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